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    #21/#17 Villanova 73, Providence 63

    March 7, 1997
    BIG EAST Tournament
    Madison Square Garden
    Attendance:
    18,944
                          3-pt            REB
    PROVIDENCE      FG-A  FG-A  FT-A    O-D-T PF PTS  A TO BL ST MIN
    Derrick Brown   7-14   3-7   6-8    3-2-5  0  23  1  2  0  0  37
    Austin Croshere  0-8   0-5   4-4    2-4-6  4   4  2  2  0  0  23
    Ruben Garces    6-13   0-0   3-4   2-8-10  4  15  1  3  0  1  36
    God Shammgod     4-7   0-0   5-6    1-4-5  4  13  4  1  0  0  30
    Jamel Thomas     2-3   0-1   0-0    0-1-1  5   4  2  4  1  0  18
    Jason Murdock    1-4   0-1   2-2    0-0-0  4   4  1  0  0  1  26
    Corey Wright     0-3   0-2   0-1    0-3-3  2   0  3  1  0  2  22
    Ndongo N'Diaye   0-0   0-0   0-1    1-0-1  0   0  1  0  3  0   8
    TEAM                                2-1-3
    TOTALS         20-52  3-16 20-26 11-23-34 23  63 15 13  4  4 200
    FG%: 1st Half: 12-29, .414; 2nd Half: 8-23, .348; Game: 20-52, .385.
    3-PT%: 1st Half:  3-10, .300; 2nd Half: 0-6, .000; Game: 3-16, .188.
    FT%: 1st Half: 10-14, .714; 2nd Half: 10-12, .833; Game: 20-26, 769.
    Deadballs: 2
                    
                          3-pt            REB
    VILLANOVA       FG-A  FG-A  FT-A    O-D-T PF PTS  A TO BL ST MIN
    Tim Thomas      8-17   1-3   4-4    2-5-7  2  21  2  2  2  3  38
    Chuck Kornegay   4-6   0-0   1-1    3-4-7  1   9  0  1  0  1  32
    Jason Lawson     1-2   0-0   1-5    1-3-4  4   3  3  4  1  0  25
    John Celestand   2-7   0-2   4-6    1-2-3  2   8  7  1  1  3  34
    Alvin Williams  7-14   5-7   3-4    2-3-5  5  22  2  2  0  1  35
    Malik Allen      0-0   0-0   0-0    0-0-0  2   0  0  1  0  0   6
    Howard Brown     1-4   0-2   1-2    0-6-6  3   3  1  1  0  0  20
    T.J. Caouette    1-4   1-2   4-4    2-1-3  3   7  1  3  0  0  10
    TEAM                                1-1-2                                   
    TOTALS         24-54  7-16 18-26 12-25-37 22  73 16 15  4  8 200
    FG%: 1st Half:  13-34, .382;   2nd Half:  11-20, .550;  Game:  24-54, .444.
    3-PT%: 1st Half:  4-12,  .333;  2nd Half:  3-4, .750;   Game:  7-16,  .438.
    FT%: 1st Half:  4-8,  .500;   2nd Half:  14-18,  .778;  Game:  18-26, .692.
    Deadballs:  3
    
    SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
    Providence         37  26      63
    Villanova          34  39      73
    OFFICIALS: Tim Higgins, Ted Valentine, Bob Donato
    
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